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PROGENY OF RED RANSOM, GALILEO, HUSSONET AND ANABAA
FOR 2009 EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE
That’s the headline with which Australia’s Daily Stallion Bulletin introduced their piece on the progeny of Red Ransom in Australia this year. Sire already of 13 Grade One winners around the world, this prolific son of Roberto has been on fire in Australia this year, with Grade One victories accruing to Typhoon Tracy (ex South African sprint sensation; Tracy’s Element), unbeaten to date; Onemorenomore, the Champagne Stakes hero, and Duporth, star of the BTC Cup (Gr.1) on May 9th. These achievements apart, Red Ransom is also the sire of Australia’s leading first season stallion, Charge Forward, a resident of John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley, whose book for the forthcoming season overflows as a result of his excellent start.
Which brings us to the point. Included in Summerhill’s Emperor’s Palace Ready To Run draft for 2009 is an outstanding Vinery-bred specimen by Red Ransom, a big strong, scopey colt of great presence. He landed at the farm towards the end of last week, together with two daughters, if you can believe it, of the outstanding stallion in Europe right now, Galileo. Also on board were a son of each of two of the worlds best stallions in opposite hemispheres, Hussonet and Anabaa, the latter sadly recently deceased, which adds a rarity value to this colt.
There’ll obviously be more on these horses as we get closer to the sale, but for the time being, it’s lip-licking stuff.